BCCI has announced the date to submit the list of players to be released by the eight IPL franchises
The preparations of all time fascinating events of cricket have begun. BCCI has asked all the eight IPL franchises to submit the list of released players, and the deadline for the same is, 15th of November.
This season’s IPL was a magnificent triumph as two of its suspended franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, returned and performed exceptionally well. As Rajasthan managed to reach the playoffs, MS Dhoni and team climbed up a ladder higher and won the title for the third time in nine years of the tournament.
According to the reports in the Mumbai Mirror, the teams also have an option to release the players during the season as well. Few of the franchises have done the same in the past. The franchises, however, are expected to take some strict decisions in regards with some top players for not living up to the reputation last season.
Probable list of players to be released:
Gautam Gambhir might be released who played for the Delhi Daredevils and also had to step down as the captain midway through the tournament. Manish Pandey was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for an enormous amount of Rs 11 Crore. But he returned with only 284 runs despite playing almost every game barring a couple and could be released now as the team looks settled with their regular skipper David Warner set to return after serving the suspension.
Another cricketer who was bought with some hefty amount but didn’t perform was Jaydev Unadkat. The Royals paid him Rs 11.5 Crore but significantly underperformed compared the 2017 edition and he might have to go under the hammer once again ahead of the next season.
As per the rule, a player is bought for three years but franchises can release any player after a season if they want. They also have an option of releasing players while the season is on. IPL franchises are expected to release underperforming players ahead of the next season It remains to be seen if the teams take tough decisions and let go off some big names in the circuit who underperformed last season.